Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sports drinks = eroded teeth?

What's the relation between sports drinks and teeth-plenty it seems, according to a recent study conducted by the International Association For Dental Research.
Earlier,I had read about the Queensland (Australia) Netball controlling body banning the consumption of oranges during the breaks on Glenn Cardwell's blog.The theory being that oranges are acidic and could erode teeth enamel as there isn't enough saliva when exercising to wash the acid away.The solution he had mentioned was simple-drink water after eating the orange!
Now,what does one do when using a sports drink to quench your thirst and replace the electrolytes lost by sweating?According to the report:
  1. Don't sip the drink throughout the day,
  2. Try using a straw,
  3. Drink plenty of water to flush the mouth.
Read the whole article at CNN Health.com: Sports Drinks May Be Bad For Your Teeth

4 comments:

Yasmeen said...

Interesting study,thankfully we don't drink any sports drink after workouts.

Priyanka Waikar said...

Nice article Bhabhi :-)

drkrish said...

it is a sad comment on the way people live today .they dont have time to wash their mouth after consuming any food item tissue is what they use. so u cannot expect your teeth to be in a good condition any way .why blame any food.

Sweta said...

Thank you all.Dr Krish-your point is absolutely correct(no wonder you were our family physician in b'bay)!